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Sechelt Animal Hospital is excited to be among the veterinary facilities in Canada to offer this promising therapy to our patients. Despite its infancy, regenerative medicine has already been successfully applied in numerous animal models of disease and has had emerging success in human clinical trials.
We Use Your Own Pet's Stem Cells
Our regenerative therapy is not to be confused with other more popular but controversial human stem cell applications. Sechelt Animal Hospital working with California-based Vet-Stem, avoids medical ethics issues by using the patient's very own stem cells. These cells, obtained from a very small sample of your pet's fat tissue, are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissue types, including: tendon, ligament, bone and cartilage.
After collection your pet's fat sample is sent to a Vet-Stem laboratory where the regenerative cells are isolated. Within 48 hours of collection, your pet's own regenerative stem cells are returned to Sechelt Animal Hospital for immediate use for your pet. Your pet's stem cells may also be banked for future therapies.
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